Question: I have an error whenever I run ANY program. It says "The Oleaut32.dll file cannot start. Check the file to determine the problem." Any ideas how I can fix this? I would be grateful if you could help me.
Answer: The first thing to try is to re-register the file by clicking on Start, Run and then typing in regsvr32 oleaut32.dll and clicking Ok. Then reboot and see if that takes care of it.
You may also want to try and restore your registry back to a date when it was working properly using the scanreg /restore command.
1.Start your computer in Safe Mode Command Prompt Only mode from the Safe Mode menu. 2. At the prompt, type cd\windows\command, and then press ENTER. Assuming windows is the name of the folder in which Windows is installed.
3.At the C: prompt, type scanreg /restore, and then press ENTER. 4.Select the previous registry you want to restore, and then press ENTER
Another thing to try is to reinstall the Visual Basic 6.0 run-time files 1. Start the computer in Safe Mode 2. Browse to the windows\system directory 3. Delete the oleaut32.dll file 4. Run the VBRun60.exe file 5. Restart the computer